Thursday, August 18, 2011

MCCI's Search for W.I.N.N.E.Rs Coronation this August 24

In connection with the 2011 Mandaue Business Month, the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has announced that the coronation for their search for W.I.N.N.E.Rs (Women In Need, Now Entrepreneurs and Role Models) will be on the 24th of August at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). To recall, the MCCI has already made known its Top 23 micro-entrepreneurs for its Search  held at St. Theresa's College last month, July 23, 2011.

The Search for W.I.N.N.E.Rs is a search for model women micro-entrepreneurs from Mandaue City who are struggling to rise from poverty through their business ventures inspiring other women to be empowered in the process.

Judging is based on their inspirational stories of courage, perseverance and creativity (50%), response to the Q&A (20%) and comprehensiveness of the information presented on their business plan (30%). Judges were composed of MCCI Trustees, event sponsors and media partners.

The contestants also have a line of activities comparable to a beauty pageant like sponsors tour, personality development seminar, livelihood trainings and other seminars.

Among the media partners for this event is the Cebu Bloggers' Society.

Truly this is a unique contest woth supporting.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Showing of Brillante Mendoza's Award-Winning Films at SM Cebu

Tired of watching hastily-made movies with poor story plots that only showcase actors, actresses with good looks but poor acting chops? Want to see award-winning movies by an award-winning director for a change? and FOR FREE?

One need not go far...

SM City Cebu through SM Cinemas and Brillante Mendoza brings you the Brillante Mendoza Film Festival at SM City Cebu this coming August 4 to August 5, 2011 at SM Cinema 2.

The movie line-up with corresponding schedule includes:

  1. MANORO (The Aeta Teacher, 2006) - August 4 - 11 AM
  2. LOLA (Grandmother, 2009) - August 4 - 5 PM
  1. KALELDO (Summer Heat, 2007) - August 5 - 11 AM
  2. FOSTER CHILD (2007) - August 5 - 2 PM
The above films were entered in various film festivals all managing to get awards for either the film itself, the director or the artists involved.

Brillante Mendoza is the Filipino film director who won Best Director at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival for Kinatay. His films were likewise award-winners along with some of his films' cast members who under his direction gave award-winning performances.